Nursing Edge Resume Template



Custom-Designed Templates for RNs, CNAs, LPNs, LNAs & Other Health Caregivers

Stand out, get attention, and land the most desirable nursing and healthcare jobs! Professionally designed, easy to use, and ATS-friendly! Designed specifically as a nursing resume template, this MS Word resume template is a great choice for nurses and other healthcare professionals.  

  • Forget the cookie-cutter templates. Quickly create a resume as unique as you are. Nobody will even know you used a template!
  • Flexible and easy to customize. Change the entire color scheme with just two mouse clicks. Video tutorials included.
  • Yes, it is ATS-friendly! (This is SO important!)
  • Results-proven and created for real-world use. Follow the included tips and prompts and your resume will practically write itself.


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Nursing Edge Coordinating Documents

The Nursing Edge biography, references, and resume cover letter templates are designed to coordinate with our Nursing Edge resume template. The entire template collection has been created for the use of experienced professionals. Microsoft Word is REQUIRED.



A Nursing Resume Template Designed Specifically for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

This nursing resume template is designed to make it easy for nurses and other healthcare professionals to bring attention to the qualifications and experiences that are most relevant and important in the nursing profession.

The Areas of Expertise section in the summary of the nursing resume template is the perfect technique for including and showcasing qualifications that are especially important. The Key Strengths section provides a really useful and flexible format for calling out the accomplishments and experiences that are likely to appeal to your prospective employer, regardless of where they appear in your background.

Page two includes a testimonial box that can be used to provide a quote that someone has written about you, speaking to your strengths and accomplishments. Try looking through past performance evaluations to find material for this section. Another good place to find an excerpt to use here is in reference letters that a past employer has written for you. Or, you could ask a past employer or coworker to write a testimonial specifically for the purpose of including it in your nursing resume template.

The graphic and color choices were also strategically chosen to communicate the image of a healthcare professional. Color psychology tells us that the color blue, for example, conveys brand traits such as trustworthiness, tranquility, dependability, and empathy. Green conveys brand traits including calmness, vitality, health, and safety. All of these are traits valued in nursing professionals.

But, like all our templates, you can easily change the color of the nursing resume template with just a couple of mouse clicks, and instructions are included when you purchase any template.

Easily Change the Color Scheme of All Our Resume Templates

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The end of this nursing resume template includes separate sections for Licenses & Certifications, and also Professional Associations. If you don’t need these sections, just remove them.

An important word about our resume templates: We offer premium resume templates that are ATS-friendly, exceptionally high quality, and unlike any other resume templates for nurses that you will find. This is because all of our templates have been custom designed by an award-winning professional resume writer with decades of experience, and each has been real-world tested and results-proven. When you use any of our templates, nobody will ever even guess you used a template. They'll just know that your resume stands out with a highly professional and eye-catching appearance and a format that showcases all your most important nursing credentials.

You may have seen cheap or free nursing resume templates on the Internet. The problem is that when you use one of these free resume templates for nursing, you will get what you pay for (in other words, very poor quality). Your resume is absolutely critical in establishing yourself as a professional nurse, and when you use a free nursing resume template, you make yourself look unprofessional. Or worse, many of these low-quality, free nursing resume templates are not compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS), which means you may never even get your resume in front of a human reader. Imagine sending your resume to 100 job openings and not getting a single response in return!

Your career is worth more and our premium resume templates are extremely affordable, delivering value far in excess of the few dollars you will spend to own one. We DO offer an example free resume template so you can try it for yourself and see how easy it is to use. Then, once you are convinced, come back and purchase our premium nursing resume template so you can win a competitive edge and land your dream nursing job faster.

Coordinating Nursing Edge biography, references, and cover letter templates are available to purchase separately. See the full collection:

Microsoft Word is REQUIRED. Due to the digital nature of this template, all sales are final. For more information on licensing rights, please review our licensing terms.

If you are still wondering whether you should use a template for your resume, take a look at the dramatic difference this template makes on this nursing resume example designed with the template.

Frequently Asked Questions

As the creator of Distinctive Resume Templates (Michelle Dumas), I’ve seen other resume templates and virtually all of them are NOT ATS compatible. This is a major reason I was finally convinced to make these templates available. ATS compatibility is a necessity for almost every job search. If your resume is not compatible, it may become a jumbled mess in the ATS and you’ll never even know it (except that you never get a call!). It was really disturbing to talk to so many people who were using one of these templates and lost weeks or months of time, missing out on opportunities because they didn’t know better.

This is why I have done everything in my power to ensure my Distinctive Resume Templates are ATS “friendly.” There are many different types of applicant tracking systems and it is impossible to ensure compatibility with every single one of them. However, my templates are mostly ATS-friendly and will work well for you in most cases.

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding ATS-friendly resume templates. Much of this information is outdated. Having an eye-catching, well-designed resume that is also ATS friendly is absolutely possible as long as the designer understands ATS standards. To learn more, I encourage you to read the many articles about resume design and applicant tracking systems on our blog.

Absolutely! In fact, I encourage you to change the color and make it your own. Remember, the last thing you want is for your resume to look like you used a template. That is a primary advantage of Distinctive Resume Templates. They are custom-designed for real-world use, and changing the color scheme is a fast and easy way to make your resume completely unique–just like you!

And, don’t worry. It truly is easy! You don’t need any design experience and don’t even need to know which colors look good together because you will have preset schemes to choose from. I include some videos along with the templates to show you how to easily change colors. It takes just a couple of mouse clicks and the entire color scheme is changed instantly and automatically

If you would like, you may even download an example free resume template and see for yourself how easy our ATS-friendly resume templates are to use.

Yes, of course! Again, this is a key feature that differentiates Distinctive Resume Templates from other templates. As a professional resume writer, I (Michelle Dumas, the creator of all the templates you find here) have spent the past 25+ years working with tens of thousands of job hunters, helping them create successful resumes that have repeatedly produced real-world results.

A major problem with other resume templates on the market is their inflexibility. The layouts are so complex that they are virtually impossible to customize (not to mention that this complexity causes serious problems in ATS). When you try to use one of these templates you are forced to enter your very unique career experience in their pre-set format. You can’t add or subtract anything, You can’t move things around. Sometimes you can’t even rename the sections. The end result is a resume that doesn’t do you justice, doesn’t promote your qualifications as it should, and that makes your resume look completely cookie-cutter.

Distinctive Resume Templates are different. I have based the designs and layouts and formats of Distinctive Resume Templates on real-world, results-proven resume designs. While you can easily use them exactly as they are, they are also super easy to customize and I include video tutorials with every resume template purchase, to show you how to do so.

The templates are also easily adaptable whether you are an entry-level candidate or a top C-level executive. Just delete and/or copy/paste sections as you need to. Most of the templates are two-page templates and some of them are one-page templates. However, any of them could be easily modified to whatever length you need.

If you’d like to see how easy the templates are to work with, you may download a free example resume template here.

Yes! Distinctive Resume Templates were created primarily to meet the needs of professional resume writers seeking a solution that allows them to do what they do best…WRITE while feeling confident they are delivering to their clients eye-popping, custom-designed, ATS-friendly resume templates and other documents that will get them extraordinary results. Our Distinctive Resume Templates Insiders program provides professional resume writers, career coaches, recruiters, and others who work with job seekers with new template collections every month, plus personal support in using them.

If you are a job hunter, remember that great resumes always begin with great content. But if your resume is already written and you are happy with the content, Distinctive Resume Templates are for you. It will be easy for you to copy the content from your plain resume and paste it into the templates.

The structure of the templates may also give you some great ideas about how you can improve your own content too. For example, many of our templates include a “Snapshot” section in each position to summarize the value you delivered to your employer. This is a feature that recruiters love.

Many of our templates also include tips and prompts throughout the template. These make it especially easy for DIY resume writers to write their own resume.

Yes. These are Microsoft Word templates. Many people already have this application, but if you don’t I’ll tell you how to get it for approximately $9/month. Microsoft Word is a necessary application for all job seekers, as many recruiters and employers require that your resume be submitted in this format.

All Distinctive Resume Templates designed by Michelle Dumas, a Nationally Certified Resume Writer and multi-time TORI Nominee & Award Winner

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Appearances matter, even with the written word, and how a document looks can make an immediate impact on the decision to read it or toss it aside. I train and mentor many excellent resume writers who have mastered the art of crafting highly effective resume content, but who lack the basic MS Word skills to create eye-catching, ATS compatible and uniquely branded documents. Distinctive Templates are the perfect solution for easily transforming well-written content into works of art that capture attention, generate interest, and motivate the recipient to read every word.

Norine Dagliano, NCRW, NCOPE, CPRW, CFRW/CC
Phil Hurd

While I primarily write resumes from scratch for each of my clients, I have also used Michelle’s templates and received great feedback. I find the templates are especially helpful to organize my thinking for those clients who have an overabundance of important information that still must fit in an ATS-friendly, 2-page format without looking cluttered or disorganized.


When I was starting out with resume writing a little over a year ago, one of the most intimidating aspects was visual design of resumes. I didn’t want to have to learn graphic design to stand out—and with these templates, I didn’t need to! I was a little hesitant at first because I thought the templates might be too rigid or generic. In actuality, they are incredibly flexible and easy to play around with. I can customize any template with my client’s favorite colors in just two clicks—which means they never look exactly the same, even if I use them for multiple clients. Using the templates means I can just do what I do best—write—and then plug the text right into the appropriate section. It saves me literal HOURS of work and hassle. One of the best parts about purchasing from Michelle is that she is extremely responsive to questions. There’s a private Facebook group where she records screen share tutorials about how to switch up certain elements in the templates, and she’s always been responsive to my emailed questions. My clients are completely thrilled with the unique, modern design of their resume, and I’m thrilled that I’m saving time and don’t have to learn graphic design!

Bob Janitz

I love Michelle’s resume templates! The designs are eye-catching and easy to use. I highly recommend these templates for anyone who finds that designing a creative, contemporary formatted resume is a challenge. They’re a huge time-saver.

Bob Janitz, NCRW,
amber f

I used the “Pivot” template to create a combination functional/chronological resume for my first big client. Her words when she saw the finished product: “THIS IS AMAZING!” I’m a writer, not a designer. My resumes aren’t unprofessional, but they needed a “wow” factor – and now they have it. Thank you, Michelle, for offering such affordably priced tools!

Amber Fernandez, Freelance Writer



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